I had a wonderful Christmas present this year. I checked the blogging I did under the pen name B. J. Deming at Flight to Wonder, expecting it to be as dead as it was when I developed a block there and switched over to this blog.
It’s actually quite popular right now!
After some thought, I think it is going to work out best to go back to the B. J. Deming pen name and publish cat posts at Flight to Wonder. I’m not signing out as Robin Huntingdon here or Barb Beier (my actual name) at the 50 Facts blog, but posts here will be less frequent.
That’s what I would have said until I stumbled across his name while researching domestic long-haired fancy breeds and discovered the German Longhair.
After getting that down in my notes, I looked up Schwangart because there was a hiatus in the history about what he did and where he was during World War II, other than that he went from Dresden to Munich.
Just published Fact 24 as a blog post at 50 Cat Facts.
Yes, it’s now about a month before my latest planned publication date, and I’ve still got 26 facts to go. When setting up the schedule, I expected these to be easier, as it doesn’t involve researching the development of the species and many of them already appear as blog posts, but now I know how difficult it is to write a good post. Those earlier ones were too easy.
We’ll see. I am not going to take that January 5th date too seriously – so glad I don’t have a contract at this point!
Excuse: It’s my first nonfiction book. This experience is going to help a lot with the next one, on the rest of the modern cat family, which is still due out in late November 2018.
Just published Fact 18 as a blog post yesterday. Obviously, I’m not going to get the next 32 facts done by this coming Cyber Monday!
My alternative date, in December, was probably wishful thinking; I don’t want to rush this. Today I worked everything out and decided that I will publish 50 Facts About House Cats (and Where They Come From) on January 5th of the coming year. That leaves me plenty of leeway, but we’ll see.
(Just as a first mention, once this is out, I will try to publish the next book in the series – 50 Facts About the Cat Family (and Where They Come From) – in time for the 2018 T-day holiday.)